VOL. Ill, NO. 4______________
28TH ANNUAL YBLC
ON DEC. 15-16-17
SUEJI NISHIMOTO, President of
the Tri-State Young Buddhist Lea-
gue, and FRED MIYAZAWA, immediate
past president, are the General
Co-Chairmen for the 28th Annual
YBLC to be held in Denver, Colo.,
on Dec. 15-16-17, 1961.
The YBLC Banquet and Sayonara
Dance will be held at the Brown
Palace West, with Mike DiSalle's
orchestra on Sat. night, Dec. 16,
climaxed by the coronation of the
1961 Bussei Queen.
Opening services will be held
at the Brighton Buddhi9t Church,
on Fri., Dec. 15. A talent show
and Get-Acquainted" party will
be held that evening, following
the opening services.
On Sat., Dec. 16th, bowling is
scheduled for the morning, with a
YBL dinner in the evening, and a
roller skating party that night.
(Program schedule on Page 8.)
CATHAY SKI CLUB
SAT., DEC. 23 RD
SACHI SHIBATA, Pres, of the
Cathay Ski Club, announced that
the Pre-Xmas Dance will be held
at the Americana Motel, 1490 So.
Santa Fe Drive, in Denver, Colo.,
on Sat., Dec. 23rd.
Dance tickets are $2.50 per
person. All dance lovers and ski
enthusiasts were cordially invit-
ed to attend the pre-Yuletide
festivities. Dance tickets may
be obtained from any member of
the Cathay Ski Club.
NEW YEAR'S EVE CELEBRATION
AT PREMIER MOTEL. DEC. 31
GEORGE MASUNAGA, Chairman for the Mile-Hi JACL's New Year's Eve
festivities, announced that the Premier Motel, 4757 Vasquez Boulevard
has been definitely obtained for the annual recognitions banquet and
New Year's Eve dance.
TOSH ANDO, 1st Vice-Pres. and program chairman, announced that the
recognitions dinner will commence at 6:30 p.m., and will feature the
winners of the JACL-SAKATA AWARD, and the newly-created' MILE-HI SCHO-
---------------- LARSH1P winners, under the direc-
1962 MILE-HI JACL tion of ^ SAT0> chn,in. michi
... * _ ANDO heads the JACL-Sakata Award
DR. AYAKO WADA was named Chairman
of Mile-Hi JACL;s annual Recogni-
tions Dinner, to be held at 6:30
p.m., Sun., Dec. 31st, at Premier
Motel, 4757 Vasquez Blvd.
Chrmn WADA urged dinner reser-
vations be placed as soon as pos-
sible, with preference as to lob-
ster or prime ribs. PLEASE CALL
DR. WADA3 OFFICE, TA 5-2565, for
your reservations now!!!
MIKE TASHIRO of Brighton, and
BUDDY UCHIDA for Denver, Co-Chrmn
for the 1962 Mile-Hi JACL member-
ship drive, announced that 1962
membership cards are now avail-
1962 JACL memberships for the
Mile-Hi chapter are: $3.00 for
students and GI's; $5.00 for sin-
gle individual members; and $8.00
for couple memberships.
PRES. TAK TERASAKI further an-
nounced that two silver JACL re-
cognitions pins would be awarded
to two faithful JACL workers, on
the local chapter level.
BETTY SUZUKI, Chairman of the
dance committee, reported that
George Morrison's 9-piece orches-
tra has been retained for the New
Year's Eve Dance, which will com-
mence at 9:00 p.m., and will con-
tinue until 2:00 a.m., Jan. 1st,
1962! Plenty of favors and noise
makers will be supplied prior to
Banquet tickets are $5.00 per
plate, for lobster or prime ribs.
Please designate your preference
when you place your reservations.
You may also specify how you like
your meat, rare, medium, or well-
done, at the time of the dinner.
The New Year's Eve dance bids
are $5.00 for stags, or $8.00 per
cotiple. Dinner-dance tickets for
couples will be $15.00. Tickets
are available from any member of
the Board of the Mile-Hi JACL, or
any of the committee members.
SEE YOU AT THE PREMIER MOTEL ON
DEC. 31, TO RING IN THE NEW YEAR!
momsorfs 9 PC.ORCHESTRA
4757 VA5C0IK. 8LVD.
DINNER. .6:30 p.m. $5.00
DANCE, only 9:00 p.m. $5.00
$8.00 per couple
DINNER-DANCE. $15.00 per cpl.
SPOPSORED M THE fflUJE-Hl JftCL
climan of Ft. Lupton; ALICE HOSOKAWA; WILLIAM DAVOREN, Adm. Asst, to
Gov. McNichols; LILY OKURA of Omaha, Nebr.; FRANK F. CHUMAN, National
JACL President; WILLIAM K. HOSOKAWA, leaning over back of BILL KUROKI,
Toastmaster for the Banquet.
Nov. 25, 1961, In Denver, Colorado. Guests
from left to right, are: MRS. WM. DAVOREN;
Adm. Asst, to Mayor Batterton; MRS. MUTSUYO TSUNODA;
1st Natl JACL Vice-Pres.; MRS. LEE VETTER; DR. T.
Chrmn of the Convention; MITCHIE TERASAKI; REV. RICHARD
MAE KUROKI; and BYRON KAWATA, President of the Ft. Lupton
JACL. (Pres. TAK TERASAKI of the Mile-Hi JACL also at the head table,
but missing when picture taken.)
1961 MOUNTAIN-PLAINS JACL RECOGNITIONS BANQUET, held in the Silver Glade of the Cosmopolitan Hotel,
at the head table, in the picture at left, from left to right, are: In the picture at right,
REV. NOBORU TSUNODA of TSBC; MRS. RICHARD K. HIRAMI; MINORU YASUI, JAMES C. PERRILL,
Mtn-Plains JACL Dist. Chrmn; MRS. JAMES C. PERRILL; LEE VETTER, Coun- K. PATRICK OKURA,
MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
MOUNTAIN-PLAINS JACL HONORS:
OUTSTANDING AMERICANS of JAPANESE ANCESTRY
DR. JERRY AIKAWA
DR. JERRY R. AIKAWA, of 3316 Nia-
gara St., Denver, Colo., receiv-
ing a Certificate of Recognition
from Dr. Gordon Meiklejohn of the
CU Medical School, for his bril-
liant record in medical research
in the field of atomic medicine,
and related technical fields.
PAUL HOSHIKO, JR.
PAUL HOSHIKO of Kersey, Colorado,
receiving hearty congratulations
from C. G. Staver of CSU, State
4-H leader, for winning regional
recognition for agricultural lea-
dership and continuing contribu-
tions to the farm youth program
FLOYD H. TANAKA
FLOYD H. TANAKA, of 3320 Albion
St., Denver, Colorado, being con-
gratulated by J. Robert Cameron,
director of the Denver Urban Re-
newal Authority, for receiving a
citation from the Mtn-Plains JACL
for his work in city planning and
community renewal programs.
FRANK F. CHUMAN, Nat'l Pres,
of the JACL, addressing the Mtn-
Plains District convention ban-
quet in the Silver Glade of the
Cosmopolitan Hotel, in Denver, on
Nov. 25, 1961.
CHUMAN urged JACLers to become
more aware of community problems,
as good citizens, and to be in-
formed on issues that confront us
as a nation. He expressed hope
that the JACL can continue to ex-
pand as a dynamic organization.
MUTSUYO TSUNODA, 1650 Yates St.,
Denver, Colorado, being cited for
her innumerable contributions to
the cultural life of the communi-
ty by demonstrating odori, flower
arrangements, and other aspects
of Japanese life, by Bernice Lang
of Opportunity School of Denver.
SOJIRO YORITOMO, 208 So. Alcott
St., Denver, Colorado, receiving
citation from JIM KUNUGI, Pres,
of the San Luis Valley JACL, for
his outstanding community leader-
ship in the San Luis Valley dur-
ing his 30 years of residence in
that area, prior to retitment now
in Denver, Colo.
MIKE M. WATANABE
MIKE M. WATANABE of Omaha, Nebr.,
President of the Omaha JACL, re-
ceiving a citation for outstand-
ing services to his coumunity, as
an American of Japanese ancestry,
from EM NAKADOI, substituting for
KAZ IKEBASU who was designated as
spokesman for the Omaha JACL.
MIN YASUI was re-elected Dist.
Chrmn of the Mtn-Plains JACL, and
HENRY SUZUKI was re-elected as
District Treasurer. JACK TSUHARA
of Ft. Lupton advanced from 2nd
Vice-Chrmn to 1st Vice-Chrmn.
In addition to the three hold-
overs, the Mountain-Plains JACL
District Council officers for the
1961-1963 term are:
Dist. Chrmn.........MIN YASUI
1st Vice-Chrmn JACK TSUHARA
2nd Vice-Chrmn MIKE WATANABE
Council Secty. BETTY SUZUKI
Corr. Secty. GLADYS HIRABAYASHI
1000 Club Chrmn. TOM MASAM0RI
The new cabinet is considering
a joint convention, with IDC, in
Salt Lake City, in 1963.
JAMES IMATANI, Nominations and
Election Chrmn for Mile-Hi JACL,
announced 7 Board members will be
elected for the 3-yr term, 1962-
1964, for the Mile-Hi chapter.
The slate of nominees who have
expressed willingness to serve,
if elected, are as follows:
DR. MASA G1MA
BEN T. KUMAGAI
DR. MIKE UBA
Retiring Board members, who were
not re-nominated are: YOSH ARAI,
GEO. MASUNAGA, JOHN NOGUCHI, OSKI
TANIWAKI, and BUDDY UCHIDA.
Hold-over Board members are:
Term expiring Dec. 1962
TOSHIO ANDO HARUKO KOBAYASHI
ROY MAYEDA DR. T. MAYEDA
TOM NAKATA JOHN SAKAYAMA
The Chuman family were guests
of the Convention. .RUBY CHUMAN,
and sons, DANIEL and RANDY, were
treated to winter sports by GEO.
MASUNAGA and BOB HORIUCHI, accom-
panied by MARY MASUNAGA and DORO-
THY GORAI, at Winter Park.
FLOYD KOSHIO, as Master of Cere-
monies, at the Ft. Lupton JACL's
opening meeting of the Mtn-Plains
JACL Convention on Nov. 24, 1961.
Term expiring Dec. 1963
JAMES IMATANI ROBERT SAKATA
HENRY SUZUKI MIKE TASHIR0
TAK TERASAKI R0BT. UYEDA
DR. AYAKO WADA
Mail ballots will be sent to
all Mile-Hi JACL members, and any
and all write-in candidates will
be accepted and tallied.
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SCENES AT TSBC BAZAAR
LOIS TANI admiring some of the
ikebana exhibits at the TSBC Be-
nefit Bazaar. Many unusual exhi-
bits were displayed, in keeping
with the austere winter season.
LADIES SERVING AT FOOD TABLE are:
MRS. Y. NAKATA and MRS. K. KATO,
assisting in serving sushi, and
other Japanese foods to unidenti-
fied lady customers at the TSBC.
ABOVE, seated at table with REV.
Y. TAMAI and MRS. N. TSUNODA, are
a group of Brightonians, at the
TSBC Bazaar, from left to right:
MARY CHIKUMA, HELEN OKADA, REV.
Y. TAMAI, FRANK NAKATA, FLORENCE
NAKATA, and MRS. N. TSUNODA.
At left are scenes at tne TSBC
Benefit Bazaar and Carnival, held
on Dec. 2-3, 1961. BEN HARA was
Gen. Chrmn for the all-church be-
nefit, which featured Japanese
foods, Oriental cultural exhibits
and Carnival for the enjoyment of
Co-Chrmn for the Benefit were
JAMES KANEMOTO of Longmont, and
A. M. WATADA of Ft. Lupton.
MRS. N. TSUNODA was in charge
of the bonsai and ikebana exhibit
displayed on the main floor of
the TSBC. A particularly inter-
esting display was the contrast
between "shibui" and "hade", ac-
cording to Japanese tastes.
Grand Prizes in the drawings
were won by the following:
1st: MRS. J. NAKATA, of Ft. Lup-
2nd: GEORGE SHIMADA, of Omaha.
3rd: GEORGE Y. INAI, of Denver.
4th: LOUIS KAKUDA, of Mitchell.
5th: SAM INAMASU, of Denver.
6th: SAM SUEKAMA, of Denver.
BRIGHTON J. A. A.
DON TANABE, retiring President
of the Brighton J.A.A., reported
that the new 1962 officers of the
J.A.A. are as follows:
Rec. Secty .
Corr. Secty. .
Program Chrmn. .
Finance Chrmn. .
Civic Chrnm. .
the Brighton J.A
on Sat., Jan.
Hilton Hotel, Dei
. ROBERT SAKATA
. TOM NAKATA
. TAGUS MURATA
. PAUL OKADA
. GEORGE OKUBO
. WES KOYANO
. ALBERT NAKATA
. HARRY IDA
. KEN MIZUNAGA
DR. JOHN CHIKUMA
. DON TANABE
. JIM IMATANI,
and TOM SHIBAO
A. will be held
tO, 1962, at the
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MASAKO LASAGE, one of the very
attractive and charming hostesses
at the Fuji-En Restaurant, at 930
Lincoln St., in the Sherman Plaza
Bldg., Denver, Colo.
JAPAN AIR LINES held a unique
reception for travel agents, and
those connected with transporta-
tion, at the Fuji-En, during the
first part of Dec. GLENN SENO of
San Francisco, and BOB McCABE of
Denver, for JAL, were hosts.
MILE-HI J ACL
A fabulous, all-expenses-pald,
week-end, in glamorous Las Vegas,
Nev., for some lucky couple, is
offered as 1st prize in the Mile-
Hi JACL drawing to be held on New
Year's Eve, Dec. 31st.
KEN FUNAKOSHI heads the com-
mittee, assisted by BEN KUMAGAI
in Denver, and MIKE TASHIRO and
TOM NAKATA in Brighton.
Beside the 3-days, 2-nights at
the luxurious Stardust Hotel, in
Las Vegas, the exciting Lido din-
ner show, and the midnight show
at the Desert Inn, is included.
Consolation prizes are transistor
GET YOUR TICKETS from Chairman
KEN FUNAKOSHI, SP 7-0619 in even-
ings, or BEN KUMAGAI, AL 5-1511
or AC 2-0716, during days, or at
EA 2-2590 during evenings.
Brighton JACLers can contact
either MIKE TASHIRO or TOM NAKATA
Japanese Books-Oriental Art Goods
Phene KEyeione 4-4637 1234 2CVh Street
MADAM BUTTERFLY'S GIFT SHOP
DENVER'S MOST DISTINCTIVE
GIFT SHOP SPECIALIZING IN
QUALITY JAPANESE GOODS.
UNLIMITED SELECTIONS OF
GIFT ITEMS THAT ARE USE-
FUL, UNUSUAL AND UNIQUE.
COME IN TO VISIT US, FOR
A BREATH OF THE FAR EAST.
(Located on East Colfax,
at Cherry Street.)
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ROSA 0D0W .
TOM MASAMORI. . .Photographer
TRUE YASUI. , .General Factotum
The other night I tried to re-
member what it was like Christmas
Day, 1941. That's 20 short years
ago. 1 can recall many details
of Pearl Harbor Day; how a friend
telephoned the news, and how we
listened for fragments of infor-
mation over the radio with mount-
ing dread as the enormity of the
day's developments began to sink
But strangely, Christmas Day
is a blank. I can't recall whe-
ther we even had a tree, although
we certainly must have had one.
There was no peace on earth that
year, and precious little good
will. But, we must have taken
time to find a little joy, and to
wish each other the season's best.
Nonetheless, it must have been
a celebration more somber than
glad. There were rumblings, even
then, of mass internment. There
were alarms and blackouts and sad
news from the battle areas.
The experts tell us that some
mechanism in the human mind makes
it possible to forget the pain-
ful and unpleasant, and perhaps
that's why I can't remember. The
experts seems to feel that if we
remembered all our sorrows and
frustrations and bitterness, we'd
soon be burdened with far more
than we could bear. And so, we
There are other Christmases,
vivid in memory, tho they, too,
were long ago. Take Christmas,
1942, when we were at Heart Moun-
tain WRA camp. It was bitterly
cold in uncomfortable surround-
ings. But, it was made warm by
friendships and knowledge that
There was a Christmas party in
the messhall. Santa Claus cmae
to distribute gifts to the chil-
dren, gifts that had been sent by
unknown benefactors in distant
communities. It wasn't the ma-
terial gifts that made the occa-
sion so happy. It was the know-
ledge that there was compassion,
in people's hearts.
SCHOLARSHIP FINALISTS NAMED
MI CHI ANDO, Chrmn of the JACL-Sakata Memorial Award committee, and
JEAN SATO, Chrmn of the Mile-Hi Scholarships committee, announced the
selection of six finalists for the Mile-Hi JACL scholarship program
for 1961. BESSIE SHIYOMURA and
HARUKO KOBAYASHI were also mem-
bers of the final selections com-
The finalists were selected
from the June, 1961, AJA gradu-
ates of high schools, in the Den-
ver metropolitan area, including
Adams City, Brighton, Denver, and
Mapleton, the general area being
wherever members of' the Mile-Hi
The JACL-SAKATA MEMORIAL AWARD
this year will be $100.00 in cash
and a permanent plaque with the
winner's name engraved upon it,
from the Mile-Hi JACL. The funds
are contributed by MARY SH1BA0,
who has made four annual awards,
and by ROBERT SAKATA, who is con-
tributing partially this year.
The six finalists and candi-
dates for the 1961 scholarship
JUDY KAWAMOTO East Hi, Denver
Head Girl (9th Grade); Seraph
Sisters; Voice of Youth; Stu-
dent Councillor; Panhellenic &
Scholarship to Monmouth Coll.
BETTY MIYAHARA Adams City Hi
Grade Point average- 3.92 (2nd
of 250); Salutatorian; Future
Teachers; Pep Club; Honor Soc.
Joint Honor Scholarship.
JANET OKAMURA Manual Hi, Denver
6th of 254; Pres. Pre-Med Club
Future Teachers; Junior Class
Secty; Secty, Student Council;
D.A.R. Citizenship Award.
The Mile-Hi JACL has completed
its first year of operations un-
der a 21-man Board of Governors,
with part-time ex-
Most of the rou-
tine drudgery that
burdened our over-
worked cabinet of-
ficers has now been
A Board member
can now devote time
to matters of pro-
gram and policies.
Being a JACL of-
ficer used to mean
endless sacrifices of time and
energies, but with the Board sys-
tem, this has been largely elimi-
nated for the individual officer.
The Mile-Hi Scholarships will
be $75 and $50, with illuminated
scrolls for the winners. Funds
for the Mile-Hi Scholarships were-
raised thru candy sales, headed
by JEAN SATO, with the coopera-
tion of the Yukai Club, with GENE
IKEYA as President. The Scholar-
ship Fund was also augmented by a
donation of $200.00, given anony-
SAM SASAKI .... Brighton High
Grade Point average 2.88 (31st
of 166); Pres., Soph. Class;
Pres., Student Body; Head Boy;
Letters, baseball, basketball.
DICK SATO..........Mapleton High
Grade Point average 3.9286;
tied for 1st; Freshman Pres.;
Student Council; Nat'l Honor
Soc.; wrestling and baseball.
The final judging, and selec-
tion of winners, will be done by
a panel of judges. Awards* will
be made at the Mile-Hi JACL's re-
cognitions dinner on Dec. 31st.
SHIRLEY YANAGA Mapleton High
Grade Point average 3.9286;
tied for 1st; Nat'l Honor Soc.
Student Council; Spanish Club;
Pep Club; Rho Lambda Chi.
1962-1963 MOUNTAIN-PLAINS DISTRICT JACL OFFICERS INAUGURATED, at the
Convention Banquet, held at the Cosmopolitan Hotel, on Nov. 25th, by
K. PATRICK OKURA, 1st Nat'l JACL Vice-Pres. Above are, from left to
right: Treasurer HENRY SUZUKI of Mile-Hi JACL (Denver); Corr. Secty
GLADYS HIRABAYASHI of Omaha JACL;
2nd Vice-Chrmn MIKE WATANABE of
Omaha JACL; Council Secty BETTY
SUZUKI of Mile-Hi JACL; 1st Vice-
Chrmn JACK TSUHARA of Pt. Lupton
JACL; and Dist. Chrmn MIN YASUI.
Officers not pictured are 1000
Club Chrmn TOM MASAM0RI of Denver
and Historian YOSHIKO INOUYE of
San Luis Valley JACL.
Regular: $3.00 for % yr ( 5 mo.)
$5.00 for I yr (10 mo. )
Special Mlle-Hl JACL members ONLY
$2.50 for % yr ( 5 mo. )
$3.50 for 1 yr (10 mo.)
Admittedly, the budget has in-
creased some $2,000 annually, but
gains in program justify this in-
crease in expenses.
With a constant membership of
500 members,, together with about
40 loyal lOOOers, our annual quo-
ta of $2,500 to Natl JACL H.Q.
can be easily met each year.
To raise our operating budget
of $2,500 per year, we need only
one fund-raising activity in the
spring (such as the most success-
ful Chow Mein Benefit, headed by
GLADYS TANIWAKI in Apr.), and an-
other project timed at New Year's
Eve, as being carried on by KEN
FUNAK0SH1 and his committee now.
With shifting of routine work
to an executive secretary, and a
workable plan for finances, being
an officer of the Mile-Hi JACL is
almost a pleasure!
NEW YEARS EVE FESTIVITIES:
GEORGE MASUNAGA and TOSH ANDO
have arranged a gala New Year's
Eve celebration at Premier Motel.
BETTY SUZUKI as Dance Chrmn, pro-
mises dancing until 2:00 a.m.
DR. AYAKO WADA has ordered a
sumptious banquet of lobster, or
prime ribs, as you like it!
The program for the tradition-
al recognitions is streamlined;
young people will be awarded the
JACL-SAKATA and MILE-HI SCHOLAR-
SHIP honors at the dinner.
SO!!! LETS ALL TURN OUT FOR
NEW YEAR'S EVE, WITH THE MILE-HI
JACL, AT THE PREMIER MOTEL!!!
ALL PHOTOGRAPHS IN THE AJA NEWS
ARE TAKEN BY TOM T. MASAMORI,
2010 Lamar St., Denver 15, Colo.
(BE 7-3041), UNLESS SPECIFICALLY
MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS__________
JAPANESE ODORI DANCERS, from Omaha, Nebr., performed at the Mountain-
Plains JACL Banquet, Nov. 25, in the Silver Glade of the Cosmopolitan
Hotel. The odori team, headed by GLADYS HIRABAYASHI as chairman, is
composed of KAREN MISAKI, BONNIE
and MAUREEN HIRABAYASHI and MARI-
LYN KAYA. Above shown are three
of the dance group performing for
the banquet guests.
The final slate of nominations
for 1962-63 officers of the Omaha
JACL was announced as follows:
LILY OKURA of Omaha, Nebr., read-
ing the Japanese American Creed,
at the Mtn-Plains JACL banquet.
Other Omaha JACLers partici-
pating in the banquet program, on
Nov. 25th, were ROBERT NAKADOI,
Chrmn of Nominations and Election
committee, who introduced the new
1962-63 officers of the Mountain-
Plains JACL, and K. PATRICK OKURA
who, as 1st Nat'l Vice-Pres. of
the JACL, administered the Oath
of Office to the newly-elected
Board. MARY MISAKI, also of Oma-
ha JACL, acted as Council Secre-
tary during the Convention.
The Cathay Post Color Guard,
commanded by JOE 3AKATO, posted
colors at the Mtn-Plains District
JACL Convention. JOHN NAKA3HIMA,
TOSH OTA, and MIN MATSUNAGA were
members of the Color Guard. Our
warm thanks to them!
JIM YAMANE, and his team, won
the 1962 membership drive contest
at Cathay Post. Annual member-
ship dues are $7.00 for 1962.
Cathay Post Children's Christ-
mas Party will be held Sun., Dec.
17th from 2:00 p.m., with movies,
refreshments and Santa Claus from
the North Pole. The adults' par-
ty will be on Mon. night, Dec. 18
from 7:00 p.m., with dancing, and
delicious food and drinks. Mem-
bers and guests only.
SAN LUIS VALLEY
0 ROY INOUYE of La Jara, member
of the Nat'l Farm Bureau execu-
tive board, recently attended the
national board meeting in Chicago
on national agricultural problems
as affecting Colorado farmers.
HIROSHI NANASE, visiting the
MIZOKAMI family in Blanca, plann-
ed to return to Japan next spring
accompanied by MRS. M. MIZOKAMI.
. MIKE OSHIMA
. LINDA LUCAS
. EM NAKADOI
Secty. MARY MISAKI
. YUKIO ANDO
The Installations Banquet for
the Omaha JACL will be held dur-
ing Jan., 1962, with LILY OKURA,
in charge, as Chairman.
A brief resume of the past six
months' activities of Omaha JACL
was reported, as follows:
AUG. Sukiyaki Dinner for 90 Ro-
tarians, at the Rose Bowl.
SEP. Back-to-School" Outing at
Two Rivers Recreation Park,
with MIKE OSHIMA, Chrmn.
OCT. Hallowe'en Party, held at
Salvation Army Hall, with 100
attending; ALICE KAYA, Chrmn.
NOV. Mtn-Plains JACL Convention
with MIKE WATANABE and MARY
MISAKI, official delegates.
DEC. Nominations and Election,
with ALICE KAYA and MANUEL
MATSUNAMI, as Co-Chrmn.
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Of C oming Events
Dec. 15: (Fri) BRIGHTON WOMEN'S CLUB Bazaar and Food Sale.
Dec. 15- Dec. 17: 28TH YBLC CONVENTION, (Fri., Sat., & Sun.)
Dec. 17: Dec. 18: CATHAY XMAS PARTIES; Childrens on Sun.; Adults on Mon. night.
Dec. 20: (Wed) BRIGHTON J.A.A. JUDO TOURNAMENT, Brighton.
Dec. 23: (Sat) CATHAY SKI CLUB, Pre- XMAS DANCE, Americana Motel, 1490 S. Santa Fe Drive, Denver.
Dec. 31: (Sun) MILE-HI JACL's ANNUAL RECOGNITIONS BANQUET, NEW YEAR'S EVE DANCE. Premier Motel at 4757 Vasquez Blvd, Denver.
Jan. 20: 1962. BRIGHTON JAA OFFICERS INAUGURAL DINNER, and DANCE at Hilton Hotel
Jan. 26- Jan. 28: CSMC BOWLING TOURNA- MENT, at Dahlia Lanes
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MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
Buddhists, Quakers, Jews, and
Unitarians joined to celebrate on
Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 23rd, at
the TSBC, in a universal celebra-
tion of that day.
BEN HARA officiated as Chrmn,
at this unique inter-faith cele-
bration of Thanksgiving. REV. N.
TSUNODA led in the chanting of
Buddhist sutras (scriptures), and
JAMES KANEMQTO offered incense on
behalf of the TSBC.
Readings were given by Temple
Micah, the Quakers contributed in
songs, and the Thanksgiving mes-
sage was delivered by the minis-
ter of the Universalist Church.
The ladies of the TSBC hosted
a brief tea, following the joint
Thanksgiving Day, 1962, will
be celebrated at Temple Micah, at
473 Pontiac St., with REV. NOBORU
TSUNODA delivering the principal
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JAPAN AIR LINES* OFFICIALS, above
at the JAL reception, held at the
Fuji-En, on Mon., Dec. 4th, are:
ROBT. McCABE, Denver representa-
tive, and at right GLENN G. SENO,
of the San Francisco main JAL of-
fice in the U.S.
More than 250 representatives
of travel agencies and transpor-
tation companies were present at
the JAL reception.
SENO also met with the Issei,
at a banquet at Akebono, on Tue.,
Dec. 5th. He declared that the
Japan Air Lines, which is 70% or
more subsidized by the Japanese
government, considers itself as
an instrumentality of world peace
as well as a device to Â£pread the
culture of the East to the world.
HARRY G. MATOBA was shikai-sha at
the Issei banquet.
calm beauty awaits
you in Japan and. even as
you fly there, aboard the
Jet Couriers of
From San Francisco or Los Angeles,
via Hawaii, to Japan and the Orient
JAPAN AIR LINES
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REGIONAL BOWLING TOURNEY RESULTS
JIM SHINTO and MATS IT0, Co-Directors of the 1961 regional bowling
tournament held at the Celebrity Lanes over the Thanksgiving week-end
reported that some 75 teams participated in the 10th annual Mountain-
Plains regional bowling classic,
on Sat. and Sun., Nov. 25-26, in
Winners during the 2-day keg-
ling classic meet were:
MEN'S TEAM EVENTS
1st: Country Gentlemen Liquors,
Denver, Colo. (3145)
WILLIE EN0M0T0 TOSH UMEZAWA
HANK HAYASHIDA HUGH NISHIM0T0
2nd: DC Truckers, Denver. (3092)
YUKI0 FURUIYE HARRY NAGATA
JACK YAMAMOTO BILL YOSHIDA
1st: HOWARD KAHLER and. (1333)
YUKI0 SUNATA, Greeley
2nd: JOHN NOGUCHI and (1289)
- GEORGE OTSUKI, Denver
TOURNEY IN JAN.
JEAN SATO and JIM SHINTO will
be Co-Directors of the annual In-
vitational Bowling Tournament of
CSMC, to be held Jan. 26-27-28,
The Tournament officials are:
Directors: JEAN SAXO & JIM SHINTO
Treasurers: GENE & CHARLENE IKEYA
Registrations: RUTH SHINTO,
AMY UYEDA, and FINIS FUKUI
Entry Blanks:.... VI NISHIMURA
Schedules: .... HARRY FURUKAWA
Tabulations: MITCH KISHIYAMA,
BOB OTA, and MARY FUJII
and SUSAN TAWARA
and ALLEN UYEDA
Publicity: ........ MEACH NOGAMI
and GEORGE MUKAIKUBO
More committee members are ur-
gently needed, and if there are
any good suggestions for a better
tournament, please get in touch
with the Chairmen.
1X25*-27 2.1 St ST.
1st: FRANK AKAH0SHI. (687)
2nd: BILL HISAM0T0 (675)
Ft. Lupton, Colo.
3rd: JIM HIRAKI.............(673)
Rocky Ford, Colo.
1st: JAKE YAGO, Denver. . (1891)
2nd: JACK YAGO, Denver. . (1882)
3rd: MAS KANDA, Deliver. . (1880)
WOMEN'S TEAM EVENTS:
1st: Team No. 3, Denver. .(2747)
EVIE HAYASHIDA MARGE OTA
JEAN MATSUDA MARGE M0RISHIGE
WOMEN'S TEAM EVENTS:
1st: Team No. 3, Denver. .(2747)
EVIE HAYASHIDA MARGE OTA
JEAN MATSUDA MARGE MORISHIGE
2nd: Brownfield Donuts .(2656)
EVIE HAYASHIDA JULIA KAMURA
RUTH SAGARA MARTHA UYEHARA
1st: MATS ITO and ... (1177)
EVIE HAYASHIDA, Denver
2nd: MARY HIGA and. (1135)
SACHI YOSHIMURA, Denver
1st: AMY KONISHI...........(588)
Rocky Ford, Colo.
2nd: MILDRED TOCHIHARA (580)
3rd: JEAN MATSUDA..........(574)
1st: EVIE HAYASHIDA (1697)
2nd: AK1E USHIYAMA. (1675)
Rocky Ford, Colo.
3rd: JEANETTE KAWAMURA. (1651)
1st: WILLIE HASEGAWA and. (1303)
HARVEY IWAMURA, Denver
2nd: AMY KONISHI and. (1298)
HANK KONISHI, Rocky Ford
3rd: HARVEY IWAMURA and (1255)
JEANETTE KAWAMURA, Denver
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atn-plains aja news.
ERROL UMETANI, of Troop #169,
won Eagle Scout rank, last month.
ERROL is the son of GEO. UMETANI,
Scoutmaster of Troop #169.
EVERETT WATADA, Editor of the
Tri-State Y.B.L. Hi-Lites, an-
nounced that the young Buddhists*
newsletters would be discontinued
KOZO FUKUDA, a Nisei attorney
with the Federal Trade Commission
in Chicago, was a week's visitor
DR. KEN UYEHARA, of Brighton,
and MARTHA UYEHARA, together with
their mother, contributed a memo-
rial donation to the Brighton JAA
and Brighton Women's Club, in me-
mory of ROY UYEHARA, who passed
away during Nov. 1960.
New officers of the Ft. Lupton
JACL, for 1962, were elected, and
will be installed, on Dec. 30th.
The new officers are:
President. . . FRANK YOKOOJI
1st Vice-Pres. . SAM FUNAKOSHI
2nd Vice-Pres. . ELTON NAKAM0T0
Rec. Secty . . FUZZY HISAMOTO
Corr. Secty. . ... DAISY KIYOTA
Ft. Lupton.........TOM SUGIHARA
Vollmar-Ione. BILL HISAMOTO
Platteville .... BOB KAWAKAMI
The inaugural dinner and meet-
ing will be held in the Town Hall
Of Ft. Lupton. FRANK YAMAGUCHI
will act as Master of Ceremonies.
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FUJIOKA, Arthur A...........a GIRL
2800 Curtis St., Denver
IWATA, Paul G...............a GIRL
2081 W. 82nd, Westminster
NAKATA, Masashi.............a GIRL
2780 Skyline, Westminster
OTERA, John M...............a GIRL
3071 S. Yates St., Denver
SAMESHIMA, Akio.............a GIRL
208 E. 109th Pi., Adams co.
HANAMURA-HIGASHI WEDDING: JEANNE HANAMURA, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
James Hanamura of Denver, Colo., was wed to MASAYUKI HIGASHI of Long
Beach, Calif. The double-ring ceremony was performed by DR. JAMES K.
------------------------------SASAKI, formerly of Denver. The
newly-weds spent their honeymoon
in San Francisco, and are now at
home at 915 So. Berendo St., Los
Angeles 6, Calif.
FLORENCE K0SHI0, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Koshio, of Ft.
Lupton, will be student-teaching
at Cherry Creek School, near Den-
ver, next spring.
BERNIECE KOSHIO, who works for
the Hawaiian Pacific Co. in Hono-
lulu, Hawaii, is home for a win-
ter vacation at Ft. Lupton.
INOUYE TANI: Sakaye Inouye of
Sedgwick, daughter of Mrs. Rin
Inouye, and Tom Eiji Tani, of
Brighton, son of Mr. & Mrs. S.
Tani, were married at the TSBC
on Nov. 18. Sam Funakoshi was
best man, and Matsu Inouye was
maid of honor.
NISHI TAKATA: Sayoko Nishi of
Kersey, daughter of Mr. & Mrs.
T. Nishi, and Isao Jon Takata,
of Denver, son of Mr. & Mrs.
K. Takata, were married at the
TSBC on Nov. 24. Best man was
Bobby Fujioka, and the maid of
honor was Betty Toda.
BILL CHIKUMA, 2nd Dan, is head
instructor, assisted by CHARLES
MIZUNAGA and WES KOYANO, both 1st
Dan, of the Brighton J.A.A. Judo
Classes are being held every
Sat. afternoon, 1-3, and on the
1st and 3rd Wed. evenings, 7-9,
at the Brighton high school gym.
About 20 youngsters have al-
ready been signed up, but boys of
8 years and older may be enrolled
for judo classes.
The first Brighton Judo tour-
nament for this winter is sche-
duled for Wed., Dec. 20th, from
7:00 p.m., at the high school gym
in Brighton. DON TANABE is Chrmn
of the Brighton Judo Board.
The annual BRIGHTON J.A.A mh
SICALE will be held during Feb.
1962. A telephone committee is
being formed and will try to con-
tact all JAA members, but if anv
member is inadvertently missed7
please contact DON TANABE, or
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Fri.. Dec. 15th:
Brighton Buddhist Church
Janet Yoshida & Harry Matsushima
8:00 p.m. Opening Service
8:30 p.m.......Talent Show,
and ''Get-Acquainted" Party
Sat,, Dec. 16th:
TSBC, Denver. Colorado
9:30 a.m....... Registration
10:00 a.m. Bowling Tournament
Dahlia Lanes, 3300 Dahlia St.
Kiyo Nakata & Janet Yoshida
4:30 p.m. YBL Sonen Dinner
Irene Nakata & Rose Chikuma
Discussion: James Kanemoto
9:00 p.m. Roller Skating
Skateland, 1990 S. Broadway
Ruby Miyazawa & Fred Miyazawa
Sun., Dec. 17th:
TSBC, Denver. Colorado
10:00 a.m. Memorial Service
1:30 p.m. Oratorical Contest
Ted Tsumura & Bob Watada
A1 Nakata & A1 Tagawa
5:00 p.m. Convention Banquet
Brown Palace West
Lois Tani & Flo Yonehiro
9:00 p.m. Sayonara Dali
Coronation of Bussei Queen
(Mike DiSalle's Orchestra)
FOR '62 NAMED
New officers for the 1962 YPCC
cabinet was elected during the
Young People's Christian Confer-
ence, over the Thanksgiving week-
end, as follows:
Rec. Secty .
. NANCY NUM0T0
. RON YAMAMOTO
. JULIA KAMURA
. RUTH SAGARA
DR. TOSH TATSUYAMA, Director
of the Montana School of Religion
was the principal speaker for the
Young People's conference.
Regis College, was
1961 YPCC President.
SCENE AT THE FT. LUPTON JACL'S JAPANESE BUFFET SUPPER, for the Mtn-
Plains JACL District Convention, held over the Thanksgiving week-end,
from left to right: MITCHIE TERASAKI, with TAK TERASAKI, Pres, of
Mile-Hi JACL; and LILY OKURA with "----------------
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Denver 2., coio.
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PAT OKURA, both of Omaha, Nebr.
More than 250 guests were pre-
sent at the Ft. Lupton JACL Open-
ing Ceremonies, including sane
50 delegates from Denver.
The ladies of the Ft. Lupton
JACL prepared the very delicious
Japanese buffet, which was tre-
mendously enjoyed by all.
JACK TSUHARA, 2nd Vice-Chrmn
of the Mtn-Plains Dist. Council,
was in charge of the evening pro-
gram. FLOYD KOSHIO officiated as
Master of Ceremonies, with Pres.
BYRON KAWATA extending greetings
and welcome on behalf of the host
Ft. Lupton JACL chapter.
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